Monday, March 09, 2009

Bake it: Fruit Pizza

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Bake it: Fruit Pizza
You’ll flip for this sweet twist on pizza. This recipe uses fresh fruit and a delicious glaze to make an amazing dessert treat. From the Sweet Tooth episode of Creative Juice.

Ingredients:
Store-bought pizza dough (Trader Joe's has a good one)
½ cup powdered sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
flour for kneading
butter for greasing the pan
8 ounces Neufchatel or cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 cups sliced fruit, such as strawberries, pineapple, kiwis, mango slices
½ cup apple or pineapple juice
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
12” pizza pan
Hand mixer.

Steps:

1. Sprinkle flour onto your work surface. Sprinkle the powdered sugar and cinnamon onto the work surface and knead into the purchased pizza dough. Add more flour as necessary when the dough becomes sticky.

2. Lightly butter the pizza pan. Spread dough to the edges of the pan gradually, allowing the gluten in the dough to rest for a few minutes if the dough ball resists going to the edges of the pan. Bake at 425 degrees (or according to the pizza dough packaging) for approximately 15- 20 minutes, until the bottom is golden.

3. Beat 1/3 cup of granulated sugar into the Neufchatel or cream cheese using the hand mixer. Spread the cheese mixture onto the cooked dough.

4. In a small saucepan without heat, blend the lemon juice and cornstarch. Add the apple or pineapple juice. Heat until thickened and transparent.

5. Arrange the fruit on the cheese filling. Spoon the heated juice over the fruit. Cover and chill the pizza for an hour or two before serving.

2 comments:

  1. I make this but instead of making the crust from scratch, I use a tube of refrigerated sugar cookie dough. Seriously! Roll it out into a circle and bake it, then top it. YUM!

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  2. Anonymous6:28 PM

    I have had this before and it is delicious. I have had it with both the pizza dough and the cookie dough base.

    I prefer the pizza dough if it is part of a carry in or buffett and there are going to be a lot of different types of foods to be eaten and a little goes a long way.

    I prefer the sugar cookie dough base if it is the only dessert that is going to be served after a meal.

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